Candid pictures capture the birth of the groovy "teenage" generation in 1940s America

Drinking milkshakes, an evening at the drive-in and dancing the night away: Candid pictures capture the birth of the 'teenage' generation having a gas in 1940s America By Thomas Durante PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 14 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 15 April 2013 Before Justin Bieber, One Direction and Gossip Girl, the carefree teens of the early 1940s sipped milkshakes, listened to records and went on their first dates – usually to the movies to catch a flick. The stunning images by photographer Nina Leen, captured daily life of the American teenager as the country emerged from the Great Depression and World War II was waged abroad

Sex offender Opemipo Jaji, 18, "raped schoolgirl, 11, repeatedly in Enfield park and filmed it"

Sex offender, 18, 'raped 11-year-old schoolgirl repeatedly in park then told her he would show film of attack to friends and those she loved'Opemipo Jaji is accused of raping a school girl after following her home Allegedly dragged girl into a park in Enfield, north London, last NovemberCourt heard he told victim he would stab her and put a glove in her mouthJaji admitted sexually assaulting another girl in 2011, Old Bailey heard ” class=”blkBorder” /> Police search teams in Jubilee Park in Enfield looking for clues at the time of the rape in November 2012 The girl said her attacker was a black man with a small afro, dressed in grey and black and wearing an ‘opaque’ headdress. Jurors at the Old Bailey have been told Jaji will claim he has been wrongly identified – though prosecutors say blood found on his shoes and bag match the girl’s DNA with a one-in-a-billion match. She said: ‘He stank just like he hadn’t had a bath

Four "aggressive and out of control" dogs put down at house, in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where 15-year-old girl found dead

BREAKING NEWS: Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs put down at house where 15-year-old girl found dead By James Rush PUBLISHED: 16:31 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:46 GMT, 26 March 2013 Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said (file picture) Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said. Officers were called to the house shortly after 2pm today following a report of a teenage girl who was seen unconscious, along with a number of 'out of control' dogs. Police have said officers attended where they were confronted by 'a number of dogs that were aggressive and out of control'

Jailed for rape, actor who claimed that he had sexsomnia: Eight years for attack on teen

Jailed for rape, actor who claimed that he had sexsomnia: Eight years for attack on teenSimon Morris, 42, targeted the 15-year-old girl at a house partyHe sneaked into the room where she was asleep and raped her Told Cardiff Crown Court he had no memory of having sex with the girl He said he suffers from the medical condition sexsomnia But judge said Morris told 'an endless number of glib lies' during the trial Morris appeared in film alongside Michael Caine and had role in Hollyoaks By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 17:42 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 26 February 2013 Actor Simon Morris, 42, pictured, pretended he suffered from sexsomnia after raping a 15-year-old girl at a house party An actor who claimed he was sleepwalking when he assaulted a teenage girl was jailed yesterday. Simon Morris, 42, said he had ‘sexsomnia’ and did not remember attacking the 15-year-old.

"I"ve killed my baba… God take me away": Blade Runner"s panicked phone call to best friend moments after shooting girlfriend…

'I've killed my baba… God take me away': Blade Runner's panicked phone call to best friend moments after 'shooting girlfriend dead' revealed as tragic families speak outAthlete's best friend claims Pistorius called him moments after shooting Reeva Steenkamp, 29, had been dating Oscar Pistorious since November She was shot dead on Valentine’s Day at his gated mansion in South Africa 'There is no hatred in our hearts' says model's father Barry Steenkamp Speculation surrounding model's relationship with South African rugby starPistorius tried to save blood-soaked Reeva with kiss of life after shooting Olympics and Paralympics last year” class=”blkBorder” /> Blade Runner: Pistorius ran in both the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics last year Speaking for the first time since the death of his law graduate daughter, Mr Steenkamp, a horse trainer, wept as he said he and his wife June were at ‘a complete loss’. He said: ‘This is a very difficult time for us

Madeleine McCann: New Zealand girl has DNA sample to "prove she is not missing Maddie"

New Zealand girl has DNA sample to 'prove she is not missing Madeleine McCann'Police began investigating when a retailer spotted the girl By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 07:05 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 7 February 2013 A New Zealand school girl repeatedly mistaken for missing Madeleine McCann has given police a DNA sample so Scotland Yard can confirm that she is not the youngster. She has been consistently pointed out as the youngster, who went missing in May 2007 while on holiday with her parents and twin siblings. The New Zealand girl bears a striking resemblance to Madeleine, and is believed to have a mark on her right eye similar to the distinctive one on the British girl's iris

Milly-Anne

She just keeps on smiling: Bravery of schoolgirl who lost her foot after being attacked by her own pet dog Milly-Anne Hemley, 10, was attacked by pet Staffordshire bull terrier Rory at her home in NorthamptonshireSurgeons battled for two hours to save her damaged limb, but were eventually forced to amputate her foot and the lower part of her right leg By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 02:33 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:33 GMT, 17 January 2013 'Keep smiling': Milly-Anne lost her foot after she was attacked by family pet Rory A brave schoolgirl who was forced to have her foot amputated after she was savagely attacked by her own pet dog has told how she is determined to 'keep smiling' despite her ordeal. Milly-Anne Hemley, 10, was so badly injured when Staffordshire bull terrier Rory turned on her out of the blue that surgeons had to remove her foot and the lower part of her right leg

Your love is lifting me higher: World"s tallest teen girl towers over boyfriend as they enjoy romantic walk on Brazilian beach

Your love is lifting me higher: World's tallest teen girl towers over boyfriend as they take trip to Brazilian beach The world's tallest teenage girl walks hands in hands with her boyfriend, the picture of young love despite a staggering 1ft 4in height difference. Elisany da Cruz Silva, 17, measures an unbelievable 6ft 8in tall and has to bend down to plant a kiss on her 4ft 4in lover Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, 22. The youngster, from Salinopolis in Brazil, has a form of gigantism because of a tumour on her pituitary gland, which regulates growth

Katrice Lee hoax: Woman who claimed to be her exposed as a fantasist

The cruellest hoax: 30 years ago Katrice vanished. Last year a woman claiming to be her contacted the family. Now she's been exposed as a fantasist | UPDATED: 13:12 GMT, 18 December 2012 For more than 30 years they have been tormented by the mystery of what happened to their daughter.